Cascal

4.6
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Old World taste meets New World appeal in this vibrant restaurant concept by veteran Restauranteur, Don Durante. Serving spirited Pan-Latin cuisine, Cascal is a place to meet and linger with friends over exotic cocktails and enticing foods with bold flavors and personality from Spain and Latin-America.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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RD
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cascal continues to be my fav go to when I have a yen for Spanish food, especially tapas. Lovely decor, great food, and wonderful service. Order their tapas platter(for two) for a delightful walk through Spanish cuisine!

MY
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food4service5ambience1

The only place to eat at Cascal, if you want to be able to speak to your dinner partner and be able to be heard without a megaphone, is to sit outside on the patio in front of the restaurant. The excessive noise level inside is not good for conversation or digestion. It would not be difficult to mitigate the sound bombardment, but that would require the management as well as the staff to recognize the problem in the first place. You cannot fix a problem you cannot see, or in this case—hear! We really like the food, but the environment is absolutely terrible. We actually had to yell at the waiter standing right in front of us in order to give him our order. Fix this serious problem and watch your bottom line rise by 30% in three months. Need help with this? Call me at 831 688-4898. Matthew Yrigoyen

CG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I purposely made our reservation for 8:30 when the music started and I was not disappointed. Music was outstanding. The food was great and our waiter was attentive. Great night out.

SA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place to spend Saturday evening. I wish there were more room to hang around live music area.

MF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was good but a bit pricey. service was excellent. Noise level was high and discouraged conversation.

AD
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It took a long time to get a server. The host eventually stepped in and became my server.

S
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cascal and have dined here many times. Great tastes!!

DD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered our favorites that never disappoint- ceviche, short ribs and paella And we tried a new dish - the sea scallops - also delicious. The wait staff is friendly and professional as always.
If you haven't dined at Cascal you should soon! It's the best!

OT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought some friends there for their first time and before going to a performance at the PA of MTView. They loved it. Waiter was super.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Loved the food

AK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good, but service was slow.

R
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was there for lunch. Had the lamb chops which were exceptional!

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thanks so much for your review, Rsegura! We're happy to hear you enjoyed our lamb chops :) Hope you come back soon!

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T
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I stopped in at Cascal for dinner after a movie at Shoreline. We sat at the bar and had outstanding service by Humberto. He helped us select our wine. Our food came quickly and all was delicious and well presented. We also ordered food to go for someone at home which came quickly and was well packaged.

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thanks so much for your review, Theatregoer! We're happy to hear that you had an overall great experience dining with us, and Humberto will be happy to hear your compliments :) Please come back soon!

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MS
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Please put my points on my membership. You didn't put my points on my membership

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thanks for your review, MSMTR. Can you please provide us through a private message further information about the day of your visit, party size, and your first and last name? Hope to hear back from you soon!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server was slow in refilling water but too fast with food! We used a gift card and he came up to confirm how to use it??

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thanks for your review. We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences experienced with the service during your visit, and we value you feedback as we use it to improve and avoid issues like these from occurring in the future. Hope you come back soon!

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P
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening with good food and live music

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thanks for your review, Phenomenal! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your evening dining with us. Come back soon!

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H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

I will say that I would have given a much higher evaluation if I were seated in a different location and possibly at a different day and time. We were seated at the first table near the door on Friday evening at 08:20pm which meant there was a lot of foot traffic going by the table and the exposure to the wind and change of temperature every time the door was opened for people coming in and out. It was so busy, that asking for a different table would have resulted in a longer waiting time. Second, they had a band playing live music about ten feet away which meant that conversation was extremely difficult if not impossible during the dinner. Again, no tables were available to be moved to. The service was good and the food was excellent. However, I was on a date and that restaurant was her choice, so we decided to stay.

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thanks for your review, Honest! We understand that the noise level on weekends is higher due to the live music and number of people, and we are deeply sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused you and your party while dining with us. We hope that you give us another opportunity to deliver a great overall experience!

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PH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy the flavors of Cascal, from the cocktails through the meal and dessert. We had the paella this time and it was the best: flavorful, moist and authentic. Had paella in Barcelona last year and it was terrible. Couldn't wait to have some from Cascal! The service is always friendly and professional and love the ambience. Love to treat new people to this can't miss delight!

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thanks so much for your review and for being our customer, Polly! We're happy to hear you enjoy your experience with us from beginning to end, and that you enjoyed our Paella :) Hope you come back soon!

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SS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for dinner to celebrate a birthday.

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thanks for coming, Steve! We're glad you had a pleasant experience with us :)

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PF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice place for dinner. It can be a bit noisy, but you may get an outside table or some table in the back. Nice tapas and great ambience.

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thanks so much for your review and for being our customers, Paulo! We sincerely appreciate your words and we hope you come back again soon!

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CM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Tapas! And they do an outstanding job on all dishes. Our very favorite is the chicken livers - even if someone doesn't like chicken livers, they will love it the way Cascal prepares it.

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thanks so much for your review, Curtis! We're happy to hear you enjoy our food and especially our chicken livers, we love hearing your feedback as it encourages us to improve and maintain the quality of our food :) Come back soon!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious, but whereas most portions are huge, the octopus is very small as an entree.

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thanks for your review! We apologize if the size of the octopus was not as you expected. Our octopus is part of the "Tapas" menu, which are small plates designed to be shared family style, hence the smaller size. We suggest next time trying the Paellas or House Specialties which are larger, entree-size items :)

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic, waiters are just great, music can be a bit loud but not nearly as loud as in night club scene, which is why I take my mother here… perhaps tone the volume down a bit. It’s great that there is a dance area. I have not found anything like it in the area, simply great !

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thank you so much for your review and recommendations, Michael! We're happy that you've enjoyed dining with us :) We appreciate you being our customer and hope you come back again soon!

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e
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious dishes - just trhe right size for sharing and sampling. Attentive and helpful service.

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thanks so much for your review, emkaybop! We're happy to hear your had a great overall experience dining with us. Come back soon!

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d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner before show at Mt View Performing Arts. Calamari appetizer great batter but Cascal Paella was amazing. White Sangria by glass was weak.
Noise level high. Definitely will return.

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thanks for your review, diner! We're happy that you had a great pre-show birthday dinner with us :) Please come back soon!

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B
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our bartender, Alberto, was terrific. Good recommendations, friendly, tasty drinks.

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

We're so happy to hear that, Bozz! Alberto will be happy to hear your compliments. Thanks so much for your recommendation and hope you come back soon!

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D
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miriam was our server. She was excellent and so was our meal!

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

We're so happy to hear you had a great experience with us, Debra! Miriam will be glad to hear your compliments :) Thanks for your review and please come back soon!

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JA
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Just for the live music event. Service was horrible. We waited for our water refills almost 30 minutes. I had to walk to the services station to ask for water because every time we asked our waiter, he never delivered.
Horrible service really disappointed

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thanks for your review, JudiA. We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences experienced with the service during your visit. Please be sure we value you feedback and we use it to improve and avoid issues like these from occurring in the future. Hope you come back soon!

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MM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was so loud that even when shouting Across our table of four, my friend still couldn’t hear what I was saying. And I was in the other section away from the bar. It’s fun music but if you’re trying to have a conversation, make sure you’re seated very far away from the music

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thanks for your review, MsMa! We apologize for any inconveniences with the noise level during the live music, and we hope you come back to visit us soon! Ps: We suggest trying the back area or patio, which have a lower noise level :)

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GP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Too noisy to talk at table for 4
Greasy food
Small sharing plates arrive in poor order

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

Sorry to hear your experience with us wasn't what you expected, GoodTimeinPaso. We really appreciate your feedback and your review, and we hope you come back soon and give us a second chance :)

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M
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always come here after an event at the MVCPA. Each dish we have had has been as good if not better than the last. Delicious!

Cascal
Responded on January 24, 2020

We are ecstatic to hear that, Miri! Thanks so much for choosing to dine with us after your events and for taking the time to write your review :) Please come back soon!

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LC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place in lovely downtown Mountain View. If you love tapas and live music with a good ambiance this is the place to be.

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thanks for your review and recommendation, LuisC! We really appreciate your words and hope you come back to visit us soon :)

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D
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Empanadas and lamb chops stellar as usual. Excellent cauliflower. Service sucked. Had to ask for bread, (while those around us got it promptly), hover over dishes, grab on last bite, no water refill, pace and glare to hurry up. Bill slapped down, hovered, grabbed. We were in the building a total of 45 minutes! Start to "good riddance". Bill? Close to $100. Reservation at 5:30pm. Empty tables, no one waiting......

Cascal
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thanks for your review and for being our customer, Disappointed-- so happy to hear you enjoyed our food! We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences you encountered with the service during your visit, and we greatly appreciate your feedback as it is important for us in order to improve and avoid issues in the future. We hope you give us another shot and come back soon!

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d
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We pove this restaurant! Always amazing service, ambiance and the food... oh, the food!

Cascal
Responded on February 15, 2020

We're so happy to hear that, Danielle! Thanks for being our customer and hope you come back soon :)

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JA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience3

In years past we could usually find a quieter area mid week but Thursday it was ridiculously loud. Everyone around us was screaming and we had to also. Not ver relaxing

Cascal
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thanks for your review and for being our customer, JADski. We sincerely apologize if the noise level was inconvenient for you on your most recent visit. Though it is tough for us to predict how energetic our atmosphere will be each day, perhaps a table in the back or outside (with heaters, if necessary) where the noise level is lower, will be more comfortable for your and your group. We hope you choose to dine with us again soon!

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L
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great as usual! Mushroom empanadas are still awesome!

Cascal
Responded on January 24, 2020

You're awesome, Lola! Thanks so much for your review and for being our customer, come back soon! :)

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NN
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Active vibe, filled up, thank goodness we were in a corner, as noise level was high. Five retired ladies eating before TheatreWorks, so hearing across the table was an issue at times. Great service!

Cascal
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thanks for your review, NakNightOut! We're happy to hear you and your group had a good time dining with us. Please come back soon!

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C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

V
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

We have been many times - but I think this was our last visit. While we had a great server - friendly and efficient the rest of the visit was underwhelming. We used to love the Sangria - we ordered a pitcher, it did not taste good - even our server tried it and agreed. It was easily replaced with cocktails. The food is expensive and such small portions. There is only one chicken dish on the menu and it is small - ordering 3 or them would be enough for a meal. There was a hair in one of the dishes that we noticed after we had eaten most of it. We didn't complain because we had practically finished it and we had already complained about the sangria. The restaurant is very noisy. It is festive but to have a conversation at a table with 6 people, it is impossible.

Cascal
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thanks for your review, Vicki. We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your most recent visit, and we would most definitely love a chance to make it up to you in any way we can. We take our customer's feedback very seriously, so you can be sure we will keep working very hard to make sure the issues you encountered do not occur in the future. We hope you decide to join us one more time!

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L
San Francisco
32 reviews